Qatar Airways opens Kathmandu office
Qatar Airways has opened a new office complex in Kathmandu, Nepal. “The new offices will allow us to offer our customers in Nepal with an even better service. They also form part of a strategic plan to open Qatar Airways offices throughout its entire network,” stated the carrier’s Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al-Baker.
Qatar Airways began flying to Kathmandu in 1996 with one flight per week. The airline now flies to Kathmandu daily with connections from Europe. “Under a new air services agreement between Qatar and Nepal, we have the option to increase our flights to Kathmandu to 11 per week, and run four cargo flights per week,” added Al-Baker.
“The new agreement also allows us to offer more point-to-point services to and from Kathmandu. We are looking at services from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur and Bandar Siri Begaw in Brunei at sometime in the future.”
"The new agreement also allows us to run services to Kathmandu via Muscat, Karachi, and a third destination that is yet to be determined. Kathmandu remains important to our plans to extend our services across the Asian region," said Al-Baker.
Qatar Airways will see its route network increase from 38 destinations to 50 destinations worldwide by the end of 2004, and its fleet increased from 18 aircraft to more than 30 by 2005. — (menareport.com)
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